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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Westward Ho the Wagons! (1956) as Assistant Director

Cinematography (feature film)

2.
Last Remake of Beau Geste, The (1977) as Camera Special Effects
The priceless Blue Water sapphire is coveted by the heirs of Sir Hector Geste - his new wife, Flavia; his daughter, Isabel; and his adopted twin sons, heroic Beau and pathetic Digby. When Sir Hector takes to his deathbed (where he remains for the duration of the film), Beau absconds with the stone, to keep it from his stepmother. Flavia pursues him to North Africa, dispensing sexual favors to promote her schemes.

Visual Effects (feature film)

3.
Dune (1984)
In the year 10,991 a race ensues for the discovery of a valuable spice found on a farawy planet.
4.
Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes (1984) as Special Visual Effects
The legendary jungle king tries to adjust to life in British high society.
5.
Lonely Guy, The (1984) as Special Effects
When shy Larry Hubbard finds his girlfriend in bed with another man he is forced to begin a new life as single. But since he can't bear being on his own he tries to court Iris who is not however interested in him. Larry begins writing a book on his experience as a single which unexpectedly becomes a best seller. He becomes rich and famous and even his relationship with Iris can begin on a new basis.
6.
Psycho II (1983) as Special Visual Effects
After 22 years in an asylum, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins, reprising his most famous role) is released and allowed to return home over the objections of Lila Loomis (Vera Miles), sister of one of his victims in PSYCHO. Although Norman is somewhat apprehensive about returning to the old house and motel where he committed his murders, he seems to be completely recovered. He is given work at a local diner, where he meets Mary (Meg Tilly), a cute but spacy waitress who seems completely ignorant of the earlier horrors. As Norman gets close to Mary, strange things begin to occur. He finds notes signed by Mother, receives phone calls from Mother, even sees Mother standing in her bedroom window. Then the bodies begin to pile up.
7.
Sting II, The (1982) as Special Visual Effects
In the 1940s, con-man Fargo Gondorff is released from prison and ready for a new caper. His new, young accomplice, Jake Hooker, is a boxer. The two target Doyle Lonnegan and try to convince him to bet on Hooker in a boxing match.
8.
Missing (1982) as Special Visual Effects
An American businessman gets a new perspective on his country when his son disappears during a military coup in Chile.
9.
Thing, The (1982) as Special Visual Effects
The stage is set for havoc and terror when a twelve-man research team finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has been buried for over 100,000 years.
10.
Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, The (1982) as Special Visual Effects
The town sheriff and a madame team up to stop a televison evanagelist from shutting down the local whorehouse, the famed "Chicken Ranch."
11.
Heartbeeps (1981) as Special Visual Effects
Val and Aqua are robots who work as household domestics. When they begin to feel emotions, they fall in love with each other, and decide to run away and start a family.
12.
History of the World Part I (1981) as Special Visual Effects
A funny look at the history of the world according to Mel Brooks.
13.
Cat People (1981) as Special Visual Effects
Irina, a beautiful and mysterious young woman travels to New Orleans to meet her brother, Paul for the first time. What Irina doesn't know is that Paul harbors an ancient secret about their family. A secret that threatens to destroy them both.
14.
Ghost Story (1981) as Special Visual Effects
Four old men get together one a week to entertain each other by telling scary tales. This diversion takes an ugly turn when one of the most terrifying stories comes to life and a woman they mistakenly left for dead many years before comes back to exact her revenge.
15.
In God We Trust (1980) as Special Visual Effects
Brother Ambrose is a monk who has lived his whole life inside his monastery. Ambrose knows almost nothing about the outside world, but when he learns that the monastery is in financial trouble and might have to close down, he goes out into the world to raise the money to save it. Ambrose is asking f
16.
Blues Brothers, The (1980) as Special Visual Effects
Jake and Elwood Blues endeavor to raise $5,000 for their childhood parrish by putting their old band back together uand taking their show on the road. While touring, they manage to wreak havoc on the entire city of Chicago and much of the midwest.
17.
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980) as Special Visual Effects
Cheech is out of work, has a cranky neighbor and is spending most of his time trying to get together with a social worker who he likes. Chong and his cousin Red are riding around Hollywood in a Ferrari, looking for fun and adventure.
18.
Island, The (1980) as Special Visual Effects
In a Caribbean colony that has existed for hundreds of years, ruthless pirates make their living by raiding pleasure ships. When reporter Blair Maynard goes to investigate the story about disappearing boats, he and his son Justin are captured, but the pirates spare their lives. Instead of killing th
19.
Dracula (1979) as Special Visual Effects
When a schooner is wrecked off Whitby the only survivor is Count Dracula who has arrived with large amounts of Transylvanian soil to take up residence in Carfax Abbey. He makes friends with Dr Seward who runs the local asylum and with his daughter Lucy, her friend Mina, and with Jonathan Harker, Lucy's solicitor fiance. But almost immediately, Mina dies from loss of blood, and just possibly this may not be a coincidence.
20.
Prisoner of Zenda, The (1979) as Special Visual Effects
Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his life, and switch him with a look-a-like London cabby. Throw in two(!) lovely blondes, treachery, and a battle for life and honour, and enjoy life at its zaniest.
21.
The Wiz (1978) as Special Visual Effects
A schoolteacher is swept to a magical land to face witches, wizards and a singing scarecrow.
22.
Airport '77 (1977) as Special Visual Effects
Rescue workers fight to save a hijacked jet crashed in the Bermuda Triangle.
23.
Rollercoaster (1977) as Special Visual Effects
A terrorist spreads a climate of fear by attacking amusement parks across the U.S.
24.
High Anxiety (1977) as Special Visual Effects
A man must come to terms with his own "high anxiety" in this loving parody of the films of Alfred Hitchcock.
25.
Family Plot (1976) as Special Effects
A phony psychic takes on a pair of kidnappers.
26.
Funny Lady (1975) as Special Photographic Effects
Musical biography of Fanny Brice and her tempestuous marriage to showman Billy Rose.
27.
The Hindenburg (1975) as Special Visual Effects
Sabotage causes the airship Hindenburg to crash on arrival at New York in this disaster film.
28.
Killdozer (1974)
A man-versus-machine thriller pitting a group of construction workers against a murderous bulldozer controlled by an alien being.
29.
Papillon (1973)
Two Devil's Island prisoners devote all of their time to hatching escape plans.
30.
Short Walk to Daylight (1972)
Eight terrified people, trapped in a New York subway tunnel when a devastating earthquake levels the city, desperately try to find a way out.
31.
Slaughterhouse-Five (1972) as Matte supv
"Listen: Billie Pilgrim has come unstuck in time." The opening words of the famous novel are the quickest summary of this haunting, funny film. Director Hill faithfully renders for the screen Vonnegut's obsessive story of Pilgrim, whosurvives the 1945 firebombing of Dresden, then lives simultaneously in his pastas a young American POW, in the future as a well-cared-for resident of a zoo on the planet Tralfamadore, and in the present as a middle-aged optometrist in Ilium, N.Y.
32.
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972) as Matte supv
This film chronicles the most daring robbery of the James Younger gang. On September 7, 1876, the gang held up the bank in Northfield, Minnesota which was known at the time as "the biggest bank west of the Mississippi."
33.
Frenzy (1972) as Special Photography Effects
When a temperamental man's ex-wife falls victim to a serial killer, he becomes the number one suspect.
34.
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) as Visual Effects
James Bond fights diamond smugglers and blackmailers in Las Vegas.
35.
Big Jake (1971) as Special Photography Effects
A rancher leads the posse out to recover his kidnapped grandson.
36.
The Andromeda Strain (1971) as Matte supv
Scientists race to find the cure for a deadly space virus.
37.
Raid on Rommel (1971) as Special Photography Effects
Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand- picked commandos, but a mixup leaves him with a medical unit led by a Quaker conscientious objector. Despite all odds they succeed with their mission. On the way they pick up and drug the mistress of an Italian general, blow up the entire fuel supply for the Afrika Korps, and swap philatelic gossip with Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.
38.
One More Train to Rob (1971) as Special Photography Effects
In the 1880's, Harker and his gang steal $40,000 from a train in the gold-mining country of California. After the robbery, the gang splits up to hide out, but when they meet to divide the spoils, Harker is cornered, framed for the crime and is sent to jail. When he is released over two years later,
39.
The Forbin Project (1970) as Special Photography Effects
Forbin is the designer of an incredibly sophisticated computer that will run all of America's nuclear defenses. Shortly after being turned on, it detects the existence of Guardian, the Soviet counterpart, previously unknown to US Planners. Both computers insist that they be linked, and after taking safeguards to preserve confidential material, each side agrees to allow it. As soon as the link is established the two become a new Super computer and threaten the world with the immediate launch of nuclear weapons if they are detached. Colossus begins to give it's plans for the management of the world under it's guidance. Forbin and the other scientists form a technological resistance to Colossus which must operate underground.
40.
Catch-22 (1970) as Special Photography Effects
Set on a small island just off Italy, circa 1944, Captain Yossarian is an American bombardier who attempts to have himself grounded by claiming he's insane.
41.
Skullduggery (1970) as Special Photography Effects
An expedition into the interior of Papua New Guinea comes across a tribe of ape-like people who may or may not be ancestors of early man. However, the influence of modern man is to have devastating effects upon these forgotten people.
42.
The Learning Tree (1969) as Special Photography Effects
A black boy growing up in Kansas dreams of a better life in this film version of director Gordon Parks's autobiography.
43.
Topaz (1969) as Special Photography Effects
A French agent is sent to Cuba to spy for the CIA.
44.
P. J. (1968) as Matte supv
Private eye P.J. is reluctant when he gets a new job: he shall protect Maureen Preble, mistress of millionaire Orbeson, mainly from attacks by his wife and her greedy family. In truth Orbeson plans a deadly intrigue in which P.J. is to play a central part. Meanwhile P.J. falls in love with Maureen and Orbeson's money.
45.
The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968) as Matte supv
A dentist cleans up the West with the help of a reformed lady bandit.
46.
Hellfighters (1968) as Matte supv
While fighting a perilous oil-well fire, a demolition specialist seeks a reconciliation with his wife and daughter.
47.
The Ballad of Josie (1968) as Matte supv
Josie Minick is a widow, who is forced to fend for herself. Josie living in a cattle country, finds herself in odds and war with the cattlemen of the town, when she decides to make a sheep farm her livelihood.
48.
Counterpoint (1968) as Matte supv
A small orchestra, touring Germany during World War II, is captured by a German military unit and forced to play for them.
49.
Madigan (1968) as Matte supv
NYC police detective Madigan has 72 hours to find the mobster who got away with his gun.
50.
In Enemy Country (1968) as Matte supv
51.
The King's Pirate (1967) as Matte supv
Handsome British officer, Lt. Brian Hornsby is sent undercover to infiltrate a lively band of pirates. Lt. Brain soon finds himself involved with the Captain's girlfriend. Then Lt. Hornsby finds himself having to work quickly and smartly to capture a band of thieves.
52.
Rough Night in Jericho (1967) as Matte supv
In A Western town a US Marshall corrals the townsfolk to take a stance and fight a gang boss who terrorizes them.
53.
The War Wagon (1967) as Mattes
A rancher and a hired gun join forces to take on the criminal who betrayed them both.
54.
The Reluctant Astronaut (1967) as Matte supv
Don Knotts is Roy Fleming, a small town kiddie-ride operator who is deathly afraid of heights. After learning that his father has signed him up for the space program, Roy reluctantly heads for Houston, only to find out upon arriving that his job is a janitor, not an astronaut. Anxious to live up to the expectations of his domineering father, Roy manages to keep up a facade of being an astronaut to his family and friends. When NASA decides to launch a lay person into space to prove the worthiness of a new automated spacecraft, Roy gets the chance to confront his fears.
55.
Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) as Matte supv
A small-town girl hits the big city in search of romance Roaring Twenties style.
56.
Tobruk (1967) as Matte supv
September 1942 - With Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps on the march through Egypt, a British special forces unit, composed of German Jews who serve with the British despite the mutual resentment between both, kidnap a Canadian officer who is an expert topographer and who is held prisoner by the Vichy French in Algeria. The officer, Donald Craig, must negotiate a company of British and German-Jewish commandos through 800 miles of the Sahara to aide a pending amphibious landing against Tobruk's massive fuel storage base - a mission that sees one impediment after another, and which discovers an undetected German armored force ready to win the battle of Egypt.
57.
Munster, Go Home! (1966) as Matte supv
When the Munster family inherits a British Estate, they are met upon by some archcriminals who are using the place for a counterfeiting ring. The thugs try to chase them away.
58.
Blindfold (1966) as Matte supv
Dr. Bartholomew Snow, a psychiatrist, is treating a man with emotional problems who, it turns out, is a brilliant scientist being pursued by different international powers and their operatives. Snow soon finds himself caught in the middle and out of desperation, he falls in with a mysterious and beautiful woman named Vicky Vincenti. But is she helping him, or is she yet another sinister figure out to manipulate him?
59.
Beau Geste (1966) as Matte supv
Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their own sadistic commander than from the rebellious Arabs.
60.
The Rare Breed (1966) as Matte supv
A brave woman tries to breed her English bull with western cattle.
61.
Ship of Fools (1965) as Special Photography Effects
Passengers on a steam ship in the '30s struggle with their tangled relations and the rise of Nazism.
62.
Shenandoah (1965) as Matte supv
A Virginia farmer fights to keep his family together during the Civil War.
63.
That Funny Feeling (1965) as Matte supv
A cleaning girl tries to pass off her workplace as her home, not knowing she's dating her boss.
64.
The War Lord (1965) as Matte supv
A medieval knight's efforts to defend his lord are complicated when he falls in love.
65.
Mirage (1965) as Matte supv
New York City. David Stillwell struggles to recover his memory before the people who are trying to kill him succeed. Who is he, who are they, and why is he surrounded by murder?
66.
I'd Rather Be Rich (1964) as Matte artist
An updated remake of It Started With Eve (1941). A young heiress is summoned to the bedside of her dying grandfather. The man's last wish is to meet her fiance, but problems arise when the fiance is delayed and a young chemical engineer is persuaded to take his place. When the grandfather suddenly (and secretly) recovers, he uses the situation to his advantage - playing matchmaker in an attempt to ensure his granddaughter's happiness.
67.
Island of the Blue Dolphins (1964) as Matte artist
In 1835, a group of white hunters slay most of an Indian tribe inhabiting an island off California, forcing the survivors to flee the island. Young Karana, realizing that her 6-year-old brother, Ramo, has been left behind, returns to the island.
68.
Captain Newman, M. D. (1963) as Matte
A World War II Army psychiatrist tries to help his battle-shocked patients.
69.
The Birds (1963) as Pictorial dsgn
In a California coastal area, flocks of birds unaccountably make deadly attacks on humans.
70.
Greyfriars Bobby (1961) as Special Photography Effects
Scotland 1865. An old shepherd and his little Skye terrier go to Edinburgh. But when the shepherd dies of pneumonia, the dog remains faithful to his master, refuses to be adopted by anyone, and takes to sleeping on his master's grave in the Greyfriars kirkyard, despite a caretaker with a "no dogs" rule. And when Bobby is taken up for being unlicensed, it's up to the children of Edinburgh and the Lord Provost to decide what's to be done.
71.
Ten Who Dared (1960) as Matte artist
Based on Major John Wesley Powell's own journal, adventure yarn depicting the perils encountered by Powell and nine boatmen in successfully navigating three small craft down the treacherous Colorado River for the first time in 1869.
72.
The Great Locomotive Chase (1956) as Asst
This is based on a true story. During the Civil War, a Union spy, Andrews, is asked to lead a band of Union soldiers into the South so that they could destroy the railway system. However, things don't go as planned when the conductor of the train that they stole is on to them and is doing everything he can to stop them.
73.
Outpost in Malaya (1952) as Special Effects
A plantation owner's marriage is tested by a bandit attack.
74.
Trio (1950) as Special Effects
W. Somerset Maugham introduces three more of his stories about human foibles.

Art Department (feature film)

75.
Millennium (1989) as Matte Paintings (Illusion Arts)
The concept of time travel and the future is brought into play in a story centering on a mid-air collision of two passenger jetliners and the resultant investigation into the disaster.
76.
Coming to America (1988) as Matte Artist
Where is an African prince supposed to go to find the woman who will one day be his queen? Obviously that would be Queens, New York and that's where Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) goes in this hilarious fish out of water story. Traveling with the prince is his trusted friend Semmi (Arsenio Hall) and, hiding the prince's identity, the two of them get jobs at a fast-food restaurant. While the prince is trying to adjust to a minimum wage lifestyle, he falls for Lisa (Shari Headley) the daughter of his boss Cleo (John Amos). As romance blooms, Akeem finds it hard to hide his royal secret, especially when the king (James Earl Jones) arrives with his regal entourage.
77.
Clue (1985) as Matte Artist
An all-star cast gathers in a spooky old house to solve a murder in the fiendishly clever comedy spoof "Clue" (1985). Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard and the rest of the gang are all suspects in the diabolical crime. With three possible endings! Based on the classic board game and star
78.
Man Who Would Be King, The (1975) as Matte Artist
Two con artists set out to take over a remote Asian land with a priceless golden treasure.
79.
Deliver Us From Evil (1973)
Stumbling onto an injured skyjacker who parachuted into the mountains with $600,000 in ransom, five greenhorn hikers kill the fugitive and fight the elements and each other for the money.
80.
Torn Curtain (1966) as Pictorial des
A U.S. scientist pretends to defect to follow his mentor behind the Iron Curtain.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

81.
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) as Special Effects Photography
If they missed Beatles' first appearance in the U.S.A. they would hate themselves for the rest of their lives! So they (six young girls from New Jersey) set off even though they don't have tickets for the show! The journey is full of surprises and misfortunes but the young ladies are determined to reach to their idols...
82.
It Happened One Christmas (1977)
A new version of Frank Capra's 1947 classic "It's a Wonderful Life" with a gender switch -- Marlo Thomas for James Stewart, Wayne Rogers for Donna Reed, and Cloris Leachman for Henry Travers. Emmy Award nominations went to Cloris Leachman as well as to art director John J. Lloyd and set decorator Ha
83.
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) as Special Visual Effects Photography
Regan MacNeil is now seventeen, and although she appears to be normal after her demonic possession as a child, she is monitored regularly at a psychiatric institution. A troubled priest, Father Lamont, visits her there to learn about the death of Father Merrin when he was performing the exorcism on her four years before. Regan has no conscious memories of that time, but as the priest's investigation continues, the demon is brought back.
84.
MacArthur (1977) as Special Effects Photography
The story of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and United Nations Commander for the Korean War. "MacArthur" begins in 1942, following the fall of Phillipines, and covers the remarkable career of this military legend up through and including the Korean War and into MacArthur's days of forced retirement after being dismissed from his post by President Truman.
85.
Sentinel, The (1977) as Special Effects Photography
A fashion model moves into a house inhabited (on the top floor) by a blind priest. She begins having strange physical problems, has trouble sleeping at night, and has some nasty flashbacks of her attempted suicide. She complains to the real estate agent of the noise caused by her strange neighbors, but finds out that the house is only occupied by the priest and herself, and ultimately discovers that she has been put in the house for a reason.
86.
Two-Minute Warning (1976) as Special Effects Photography
A lone gunman stalks a sold-out crowd at a championship football stadium.
87.
Cry in the Wilderness, A (1974)
Farmer, bitten by rabid skunk, has himself chained inside his barn to protect his family from his oncoming madness -- and then learns that a flood is on its way. An earlier half-hour version of the story, based on Gilbert Wright's "Madman's Chain," starred Paul Douglas and Patty McCormack in the Alc
88.
Questor Tapes, The (1974)
An unsuccessful pilot by Gene ("Star Trek") Roddenberry about a sophisticated android looking for his true identity, hoping to locate his missing creator through the use of his computerized brain.
89.
The Sting (1973)
Two con men hit the big time to take on a gangster in '30s Chicago.
90.
Female Artillery (1973)
A comedy western that has a tough outlaw joining forces with a contingent of pioneer women against a vicious gang that wants the money he secretly hid in the ladies' wagon train.
91.
The Day of the Dolphin (1973) as Special Process Photography
After teaching dolphins to speak, a scientist tries to keep them from being used in an assassination plot.
92.
Hound of the Baskervilles, The (1972)
The oft-filmed Conan Doyle classic (it had been made at least eight times previously) and the first American color version about how Holmes and Watson solve the baffling murder of an heir to the Baskerville fortune on the misty English moors. This was the pilot to a prospective Sherlock Holmes serie
93.
Harness, The (1971)
A gentle Steinbeck tale about a farmer who is dominated by his ailing wife until a free-thinking young woman turns up at his ranch with her eight-year-old son.
94.
O'Hara, United States Treasury: Operation Cobra (1971)
Narcotics agents break up a dope smuggling ring in the standard, efficient, Jack Webb-produced manner. Janssen went on to play O'Hara in the 1971-72 series, upholding law and order valiantly.
95.
Once Upon a Dead Man (1971)
A San Francisco police commissioner is dragged into a charity auction theft and a mysterious murder by his kooky wife. Rock Hudson made his TV acting debut in this pilot to his hit "McMillan and Wife" series (1971-77). Susan Saint James and John Schuck were the other holdovers from the pilot.
96.
Marnie (1964) as Pictorial dsgn
A rich man marries a compulsive thief and tries to unlock the secrets of her mind.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

97.
Chaplin (1992) as Visual Consultant
Biographical film on Charlie Chaplin: from his impoverished youth in London through the formative years of film and his emergence in Hollywood's Golden Age, up until his acceptance, late in life, of a special Academy Award.
98.
Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter, The (1991)
Two friends, one fictional, the other mortal, join forces to free an Empress who is locked in an Ivory Tower in Fantasialand.
99.
Red Sonja (1985)
In a medeival world of woman warriors, a swordmistress seeks to avenge the death of her sister with the help of a strongly-built he-man.
100.
Red Sonja (1985)
In a medeival world of woman warriors, a swordmistress seeks to avenge the death of her sister with the help of a strongly-built he-man.
101.
Clue (1985) as Special Matte Consultant; Special Visual Effects Consultant
An all-star cast gathers in a spooky old house to solve a murder in the fiendishly clever comedy spoof "Clue" (1985). Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard and the rest of the gang are all suspects in the diabolical crime. With three possible endings! Based on the classic board game and star

Visual Effects (TV Mini-Series)

102.
Masada (1981)
Peter O'Toole made his American TV acting debut as the Roman general leading the epic 1st-century siege of Masada, the mountain fortress where about 900 Jewish Zealots made a heroic stand against 5,000 Roman soldiers. Peter Strauss is the fiery leader of the freedom-fighting Zealots, and their confr

Visual Effects (TV Mini-Series)

103.
A.D. (1985)
The plot of this miniseries picks up where NBC's 1977 miniseries, "Jesus of Nazareth," left off. Recreating the years following the death of Christ, the narrative depicts the opulence and decadence of Imperial Rome pitted against the activities of a determined group of Judeo-Christians armed only wi

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